Professor Henk de Jager
Prof. Henk de Jager was inaugurated as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of CUT on 30 June 2017. He has almost 3 decades of experience in Higher Education, South Africa; of which 12 years as Executive Dean in the field of Engineering and Technology.
He held the position as Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic and Research at the Central University of Technology effective from 1 July 2012 until 31 December 2015. The position was re-envisioned to become the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Engagement his official portfolio. He holds an MDipTech in Electrical Engineering; BA (Industrial Psychology); PGDip (Tertiary Education); and a DTech (Education Management).
Furthermore, he is a member of several professional bodies, and is registered as Professional Engineering Technologist with the Engineering Council of South Africa. Over the past 15 years, he was involved in various quality assurance audits for the Certification Council of Technikons, the Engineering Council of South Africa, the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of South Africa and the Quality Assurance Authority for Education and Training of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
He has supervised at post-graduate level and holds several publications in proceedings and scientific journals. His research interest is focussed on quality assurance, engineering education and strategic management in Higher Education.
He is married to Miemsie and they have two children, Melandie and Henko.